Cut-out 3D model of Bardon Hill Quarry demonstrating volcanic rock origin

A simple schematic model of Bardon Hill Quarry showing how the rocks formed from a volcano similar to the modern-day Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat in the West Indies.

This model is intended to aid understanding of where such volcanoes form and how volcanic rocks can be important natural resources for construction.

Volcanic rocks from Bardon Hill Quarry are extracted, crushed and used for building schools, roads and houses.

The model is not to scale. The volcano that deposited the Bardon Hill rocks would have been much larger than the diameter of the quarry.

More information can be found in the booklet and map:
Exploring the landscape of Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel and Geology of Charnwood (DVD).

Download and assembly instructions

  1. Download cut-out 3D model of Bardon Hill Quarry Volcano model 5.8 MB pdf
  2. Print the three pages of the pdf to an A4 printer — heavy weight paper or card works best
  3. Cut around the two parts of the model — you may need to get an adult to help you
    1. Base
    2. Volcano and quarry
  4. Base: cut out the hole in the middle of the base. Fold along the thick black lines and glue tabs to make-up the model like a box lid. Allow to dry.
  5. Volcano and quarry: fold as per the images below and glue the tabs.
  6. Glue the volcano and quarry to the base as per the image below. This is the tricky bit!

What you will need:

Making up the base Making up the base
Volcano and quarry assembled Volcano and quarry assembled
Finished model Finished model

Further information

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